International Air Exposition : Official Bronx Day at Idlewild Airport

Thursday, August 05, 1948

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

New York City's Golden Jubilee

Speeches in honor of the opening of Idlewild Airport and the Golden Anniversary of New York City.

Includes dramatizations of the history of the Bronx and live banjo music by the Bronx Boomers. Bronx's Number One Citizen, George Upman, describes the best aspects of the borough. Postmaster Albert Goldman speaks, Fire Department Glee Club performs. Concludes with "God Bless America," performed by Bronx Boomers and the Fire Department Glee Club. Hosted by Walter A. Lynch.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 68689
Municipal archives id: LT75

Hosted by:

Walter A. Lynch


Bronx Boomers, Fire Department Glee Club, Albert Goldman and Frank Pizetti


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Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

From archival broadcasts of sewer plant openings to single surviving episodes of long-defunct series, "Miscellaneous" is a catch-all for the odds and ends transferred as part of the New York Public Radio Archives Department's massive NEH-funded digitization project, launched in 2010.

Buried in this show you will find all sorts of treasures, from the 1937 dedication of the WNYC Greenpoint transmitter to the 1939 lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree and the 1964 reception for Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

This collection includes some unique “slice-of-life” productions that provide a telling portrait of America from the 1940s through the 1950s, such as public service announcements regarding everything from water conservation to traffic safety and juvenile delinquency and radio dramas such as "The Trouble Makers" and "Hate, Incorporated."



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